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Bachelor's degree in Food Innovation and Security

Bachelor's degree in Food Innovation and Security

2020-2021 academic year

This is a bachelor's degree aimed at training professionals for the food industry, focusing in particular on disciplines relating to innovation and food safety.

General information

General information

Name of the course:
Bachelor's degree in Food Innovation and Security
Branch of knowledge:
Engineering and architecture
Duration:
4 years
European credits:
240
What qualifications can lead to:
Holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Innovation and Food Safety from the University of Girona
Teaching institution:
Polytechnic School
Indicative number of places:
40
Last admission mark:
Marks required for the June 2020 examination session
Approx. price for the first year:
See How much does it costs to study at the University of Girona?
Language requirements:
To obtain the certificate students must prove they have B2 level or equivalent in English, German, French or Italian (general requirement of bachelor's degree studies)
Valid report:
Report (2021)
Other information:
Monitoring indicators

It's useful to know

The agricultural sector is the largest industrial sector in Catalonia, and, therefore, plays a key role in the Catalan economy and in the future of our local industry.

This is a degree designed to provide professionals with competencies that enable them to develop their activity in the food section in a broad sense —”from farm to fork”, both in the food industry and in publicly managed and controlled bodies, as well as in the various strata dedicated to teaching, research, development and innovation, by attending to consumer demand, which is a priority included in the 7th EU Framework Programme.

The bachelor's degree has a training profile distinct from other studies in the field of food science and technology, and focuses on two aspects:

  • Food safety, including the concepts concerning health (safety) and the concepts involving the right of citizens to healthy and sufficient food (security).
  • Innovation in products and technology processes, in the production, processing and preservation of foodstuffs in general, including all ingredients, raw materials and additives, as well as the different ways to prepare, design and develop new food products aimed at different consumer segments or which can offer new flavours and textures.

Access

Access requirements

  • Upper secondary school education. Access: university entrance examinations (PAU), general phase. Admission: weighting of subjects examined in university entrance exam (PAU) linked to the branch of knowledge of Engineering and Architecture.
  • Higher level vocational training cycles (CFGS). Access: all CFGS. Admission: weighting of subjects examined in university entrance exam (PAU) linked to the branch of knowledge of Engineering and Architecture.
  • Over 25s. Preferential option in successful entrance exam: Engineering and Architecture.
  • Over 40s. Assessment of professional experience relating to the bachelor's degree that the applicant wishes to be admitted to and sufficient interview outcome.
  • Over 45s. Entrance test passed and with a sufficient interview outcome.
  • Other special types of access recognized under current regulations.

Other access information

Careers

Manager or technician in food industries:

  • R&D&I departments.
  • Developing new products.
  • Improvement of production systems, new processing technologies.
  • New forms and presentations.
  • Quality assurance departments.
  • Development, management and application of security systems (APPCC, traceability).
  • Application and management of quality assurance systems (ISO, BRC, IFS, SFQ).
  • Physical-chemical and microbiological analysis of foods.

Technician in food safety institutions:

  • Catalan Food Safety Agency (ACSA).
  • Spanish Agency for Consumer Affairs, Food Safety and Nutrition (AECOSAN).
  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
  • Health departments and laboratories.

Food innovation and safety researcher (should be after attaining a master's degree) such as in:

  • Food biotechnology.
  • Functional and healthy foods.
  • Emergent conservation and transformation technologies.
  • Creation of new ingredients and foods for various population sectors.
  • Improvement in safety for all types of food.

In national or foreign institutions such as:

  • Universities.
  • Public research centres (IRTA, CSIC).
  • Private research centres (LESTAT, Gayker).

Teaching in subjects relating to food, for secondary, university and ongoing-education institutes.

Continue studying

For students wishing to continue their studies, the UdG offers official, professionally oriented and/or research master's degrees that give access to specialist training for working in the sector or education in a doctoral degree.

More specifically, the University offers the Master in Food Biotechnology.

Subjects

Curriculum Subjects offered for 2020-2021

Basic subjects54.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Matemàtiques 2Matemáticas 2Mathematics 2  (3105G06002)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Estadística i informàticaEstadística e informáticaStatistics and Computer Science  (3105G06003)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Física 1Física 1Physics 1  (3105G06004)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Física 2Física 2Physics 2  (3105G06005)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

QuímicaQuímicaChemistry  (3105G06053)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

EmpresaEmpresaBusiness  (3105G06055)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

BiologiaBiologíaBiology  (3105G06056)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

BioquímicaBioquímicaBiochemistry  (3105G10001)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Microbiologia generalMicrobiología generalGeneral Microbiology  (3105G10002)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Food science and technology6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Matèries primeresMaterias primasRaw materials  (3105G10005)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Basic subjects6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Nutrició humanaNutrición humanaHuman Nutrition  (3105G10004)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Food science and technology27.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Operacions bàsiques d'aliments 1Operaciones básicas de alimentos 1Basic Food Operations 1  (3105G06035)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Bioquímica dels alimentsBioquímica de los alimentosFood Biochemistry  (3105G06039)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Química analíticaQuímica analíticaAnalytical Chemistry  (3105G10007)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Dietètica i alimentacióDietética y alimentaciónDietetics and nutrition  (3105G10008)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Tecnologia dels processos alimentarisTecnología de los procesos alimentariosFood processing technology  (3105G10009)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Food safety20.00 credits

Innovation5.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Ingredients i aliments funcionalsIngredientes y alimentos funcionalesFunctional ingredients and Food  (3105G10019)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Food science and technology16.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Automatització i control de processos en les agroindústriesAutomatización y control de procesos en las agroindustriasAgro-Industrial Automation and Process Control  (3105G06041)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Legislació i deontologiaLegislación y deontologíaLegislation and deontology  (3105G10010)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

ComercialitzacióComercializaciónCommersalization  (3105G10020)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Food safety15.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Alimentació i salutAlimentación y saludFood and health  (3105G10003)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Seguretat alimentària ISeguridad alimentaria IFood Safety I  (3105G10016)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Qualitat i assegurament de la qualitat alimentàriaCalidad y aseguramiento de la calidad alimentariaQuality and food quality assurance  (3105G10018)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Innovation25.00 credits

Food safety5.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Seguretat alimentària IISeguridad alimentaria IIFood Safety II  (3105G10017)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Innovation10.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Desenvolupament de nous productes alimentarisDesarrollo de nuevos productos alimentariosNew food product development  (3105G10006)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Innovació i emprenedoriaInnovación y emprendimientoInnovation and entrepreneurship  (3105G10024)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Optional modules30 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Enologia i indústries derivadesEnología e industrias derivadasOenology and Related Industries  (3105G06044)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Indústries hortofructícolesIndustrias horto-frutícolasFruit and Vegetable Industries  (3105G06046)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Indústries de l'oli i la farina Industrias del aceite y la harina Oil and Flour Industries   (3105G10031)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Indústries làcties i d'ovoproductesIndustrias lácticas y de ovoproductosDairy and Egg Industries  (3105G06049)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Indústries càrnies Industrias cárnicasMeat industries  (3105G10032)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Productes de la pesca i plats preparatsProductos de la pesca y platos preparadosFish and Ready Meal  (3105G10033)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques en un Departament d'I+DPrácticas en un Departamento de I+D  (3105G10026)

OPOptativa 15.00 SSemestral

Pràctiques en un Departament de formulació o nutricióPrácticas en un Departamento de formulación o nutrición  (3105G10027)

OPOptativa 15.00 SSemestral

Pràctiques en un Departament de qualitatPrácticas en un Departamento de calidad  (3105G10028)

OPOptativa 15.00 SSemestral

Pràctiques en un Departament de seguretat alimentàriaPrácticas en un Departamento de seguridad alimentaria  (3105G10029)

OPOptativa 15.00 SSemestral

Pràctiques en empresaPrácticas en empresaInternships in companies  (3105G10040)

OPOptional 15.00 AAnnual Not

Eines per a l'avaluació i gestió del riscHerramientas para la evaluación y gestión del riesgoTools for the assessment and management of risk   (3105G10034)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

Seguretat alimentària en l'àmbit internacionalSeguridad alimentaria en el ámbito internacionalInternational food safety  (3105G10035)

OPOptional 5.00 AAnnual Not

Dret universal a l'alimentació.Derecho universal a la alimentaciónFood Security  (3105G10036)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

Valorització de subproductes i residus de la indústria alimentàriaValorización de subproductos y residuos de la industria alimentariaUpgrading of byproducts and wastes of food industry  (3105G10037)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

Innovació culinària i gastronomia Innovación culinaria y gastronomíaCulinary innovation and gastronomy  (3105G10038)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

Tecnologies emergents de conservació d'alimentsTecnologías emergentes de conservación de alimentosEmerging technologies for food preservation  (3105G10039)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

Bachelor’s thesis15 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Treball final de GrauTrabajo fin de GradoThesis  (3105G10030)

OBCompulsory 15.00 SSemester long YES

Optional modules + academic recognition36.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Enologia i indústries derivadesEnología e industrias derivadasOenology and Related Industries  (3105G06044)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Indústries hortofructícolesIndustrias horto-frutícolasFruit and Vegetable Industries  (3105G06046)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Indústries de l'oli i la farina Industrias del aceite y la harina Oil and Flour Industries   (3105G10031)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Indústries làcties i d'ovoproductesIndustrias lácticas y de ovoproductosDairy and Egg Industries  (3105G06049)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Indústries càrnies Industrias cárnicasMeat industries  (3105G10032)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Productes de la pesca i plats preparatsProductos de la pesca y platos preparadosFish and Ready Meal  (3105G10033)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques en un Departament d'I+DPrácticas en un Departamento de I+D  (3105G10026)

OPOptativa 15.00 SSemestral

Pràctiques en un Departament de formulació o nutricióPrácticas en un Departamento de formulación o nutrición  (3105G10027)

OPOptativa 15.00 SSemestral

Pràctiques en un Departament de qualitatPrácticas en un Departamento de calidad  (3105G10028)

OPOptativa 15.00 SSemestral

Pràctiques en un Departament de seguretat alimentàriaPrácticas en un Departamento de seguridad alimentaria  (3105G10029)

OPOptativa 15.00 SSemestral

Pràctiques en empresaPrácticas en empresaInternships in companies  (3105G10040)

OPOptional 15.00 AAnnual Not

Eines per a l'avaluació i gestió del riscHerramientas para la evaluación y gestión del riesgoTools for the assessment and management of risk   (3105G10034)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

Seguretat alimentària en l'àmbit internacionalSeguridad alimentaria en el ámbito internacionalInternational food safety  (3105G10035)

OPOptional 5.00 AAnnual Not

Dret universal a l'alimentació.Derecho universal a la alimentaciónFood Security  (3105G10036)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

Valorització de subproductes i residus de la indústria alimentàriaValorización de subproductos y residuos de la industria alimentariaUpgrading of byproducts and wastes of food industry  (3105G10037)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

Innovació culinària i gastronomia Innovación culinaria y gastronomíaCulinary innovation and gastronomy  (3105G10038)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

Tecnologies emergents de conservació d'alimentsTecnologías emergentes de conservación de alimentosEmerging technologies for food preservation  (3105G10039)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

It is necessary to pass 1 of the following modules

* Level B2 - German
* Level B2 - English
* Level B2 - French
* Level B2 - Italian
* Level C1 - German
* Level C1 - English
* Level C1 - French
* Level C1 - Italian
* Level C2 - German
* Level C2 - English
* Level C2 - French
* Level C2 - Italian
* Level C1.1 - English
* Level C1.1 - French
* Level C1.1 - German

Calendar and timetables

Through the following links you can access the calendars and timetables that correspond to this bachelor's degree.

The academic calendar marks the beginning and end of classes, non-teaching days, holidays, exam periods, and so on. The administrative calendar marks the periods to make the different formalities administrative.

Placements

A high percentage of the degree takes the form of practicals; accordingly, classes take place in specialised laboratories.

  • Polytechnic School’s laboratories, practical-class allotment and technology plant.
  • Polytechnic School's computer-science classroom.
  • Agrifood Campus of Girona.
  • Visits to companies.

Laboratory practicals Practical class allotment Technology facilities Computer science classroom Agrifood Campus Agrifood Campus Visits to companies Visits to companies

Students can also take a minimum 300-hour work placement worth 15 credits.

Bachelor's thesis

In the final year of the course, the student prepares a bachelor's thesis, which can be a work of research, innovation or development. It can be carried out with the agri-food research groups of UdG or those of IRTA (Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology) or in a company.

After the experimental work has been carried out, the results need to be presented to an examination committee.

This work is worth 15 credits.

Mobility

The Polytechnic School has agreements with foreign universities, permitting some subjects or the bachelor's thesis to be carried out in another university.

Enrolment

First year enrolment

  1. You can view the results of the assignment from the University Admissions Portal and find out your options according to the examination session you have been assigned to (June or September).
  2. Once the Catalan government has allocated your place to you, you will receive an email from the UdG with your user code and a link for setting your password, as well as links to enrolment information on your bachelor's degree studies.
  3. If you do not receive the message, fill in and send the user-account application form for newly admitted students for the academic year 2020-2021.
  4. Use the link provided in the message to set your password. The user code and the password make up your digital identity as a UdG student and will allow you to access the university's online services.
  5. Access the online enrolment app with your user code and password. You will find the day and time of enrolment you have been assigned.
  6. Click on the Grants and allowances tab. If you are entitled to any discounts that are not recognised, you will have the option to start the recognition procedure by pressing the corresponding "Request” button and attaching scans of the necessary documentation. Your school’s secretary's office will validate the documents so that, where appropriate, you can enjoy the corresponding discount on your enrolment or free enrolment.
  7. Check the sections "What you need to know for your enrolment" and "Documentation that you will have to submit" of the enrolment information for your bachelor's degree course.
  8. Check the Basic guide to online enrolment for the first year of the bachelor's degree.
  9. Enrol online, on the assigned day and time, following the instructions in the guide.

  • Subjects. Revise the subjects that you can register yourself for in the section Subjects > Offered of subjects 2020-2021.
  • Fees. Consultation the prices of enrolment and the allowances what can you resort to.
  • Grants. If you want to ask for the scholarship of general character of the MEFP, to be able to formalise the conditioned enrolment to scholarship you will have to request an accreditation of economic character. Find out all about this from the Bachelor's degree scholarships and grants website.
  • Payment. You can pay the enrolment in several deadlines (consult the conditions to the Regulations of enrolment). You can also apply for a loan to pay for enrolment fees.
  • Insurance policies. If you are less than 28 years, you have a compulsory school insurance that will cost you 1.12 euros for course. If you are over the age of 28, you will have a mandatory accidents-insurance policy available to your €9.50 per academic year. Further information on the Insurance policies page.
  • Academic progress. Have present that if in the two first academic years you do not overcome a minimum of 30 credits you will not be able to continue the same studies in the UdG. Consult the Academic progress regulations for bachelor's degree studies.

Before enrolling

You only have to submit electronically the documentation on discounts or exemptions that has not been recognised, in order to enjoy the corresponding discount or free enrolment. Check the section on “Steps to take for enrolling”

After enrolling

a) If you are not starting university after upper secondary school education, you will have to submit to your school’s academic office your valid identity document according to your nationality:

Nationality Documents
Students with Spanish nationality An attested photocopy of your ID card
Students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Andorra An attested photocopy of a valid identity document from the country of origin, or passport
Non-EU foreign students An attested photocopy of your TIE (foreign-national ID) preferably, or passport where the TIE is not available.

b) If you are transferring to UdG from another university, you will have to submit to your school’s academic office documentation proving access to the university:

Type of access Documents
Pre-enrolled university students with a university degree not obtained from the UdG Original and photocopy or attested copy of the degree or its provisional certificate
Pre-enrolled university students with transferred academic records (students enrolled at other university centres) Academic certificate showing the courses and qualifications of the institution you are transferring from and confirming payment of transfer fees
Students with access from record transfers The University does not require students to present any documents, as they will have had to produce them beforehand during the transfer-call period

c) If you are not the holder of the bank account from which the enrolment payment will be taken, you will have to submit electronically, through the Secretary’s Office Online Formalities section, the bank details communication/modification form and a photocopy of the holder’s identity document.

d) If you have not been able to submit it before enrolment, you will have to submit electronically, through the Secretary’s Office Online Formalities section, the documentation proving the reductions or exemptions. According to each case, your school’s academic secretary’s office can demand the physical submittal of the documentation

The documentation can be submitted until 19 November 2020 (except documents proving discounts or exemptions, for which purpose you have until 31 December 2020).

Online enrolment

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